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1:25 PM ET, April 25, 2011

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
BACKSTORY: How News Outlets Raced To Publish WikiLeaks Gitmo Docs  —  NEW YORK — On Sunday night, more than a half dozen major news organizations in the United States and Europe began publishing shocking new revelations from a long-rumored WikiLeaks trove of documents about prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Ian Cobain / Guardian:   Guantánamo Bay files: Al-Jazeera cameraman held for six years
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Couric Is Expected to Say She's Leaving CBS  —  This week, Ms. Couric is planning to acknowledge one of the worst-kept secrets in television: that she is leaving the “CBS Evening News” after five years.  Then, as soon as she returns from London, where she will be anchoring the network's coverage …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Hard economic lessons for news  —  I'm working on a talk that I hope will become the canonical link to my essential message about the business rules and realities of news.  I continue to be astonished at the economic naiveté I hear in discussions of the business of news.
Discussion: Poynter
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items  —  SAN FRANCISCO — News events as varied as the commercial jet landing in the Hudson River and the uprisings in Egypt have demonstrated that people armed with cellphones — not professional reporters — are often the first source of breaking news …
Adweek:
The Hot List  —  The magazine industry emerged this year from the most perilous downturn in its history with a set of unmistakable powerhouse titles celebrated here in Adweek's 31st annual Hot List.  Those that made the cut, from Food Network Magazine at No. 1 to Vanity Fair at No. 10 …
John Swansburg / New York Magazine:
The Comic Stylings of Brian Williams  —  How's an anchor to cope when network newscasts keep losing ground?  Having a second career helps.  —  Over dinner at The Four Seasons, Brian Williams takes off his regimental tie and discusses his burgeoning side career in comedy.
Discussion: TVNewser
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Buys TV Programming Index IntoNow for About $17 Million, Plus Retention Packages  —  In a move to strengthen its television listings, Yahoo said it had acquired IntoNow, a TV indexing company.  —  The deal is designed to bolster the Silicon Valley start-ups data set in a key vertical.
Max Read / Gawker:
The Onion Fools The New York Times  —  You may have been surprised to see President Obama's smiling face on the cover of Tiger Beat in last week's The New York Times article about the “original teen-girl tabloid.”  Your surprise was not unwarranted, as the Times admitted today: More »
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Tales of Reading in Reintroducing a Color Device  —  “TILL rhymes stop rhyming, and pots stop boiling,” a voice-over says, “by hook or by crook, by book or by nook.”  —  Make that Nook Color, the e-reading tablet that Barnes & Noble is hoping to reintroduce to consumers in an advertising campaign that begins on Monday.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Zeller quits NYT to become HuffPo energy/environment reporter  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Tom Zeller says “it's been a source of great pride for me to walk through the doors of The New York Times every day ... but I also think it's critically important that we continue developing and nurturing …
Wall Street Journal:
Demand Builds for TV Ad Time  —  Forecasters See Solid ‘Upfront’ Market for Commercial Sales, Although NFL Dispute Hangs Over Talks  —  As rising gasoline prices and stubbornly high unemployment hold back the U.S. economy, one marketplace still appears to be as hot as ever: TV advertising.
The Atlantic Wire:
Joe Weisenthal: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  Do they have some secret?  Perhaps.  We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.  This is drawn from a conversation …
Discussion: Felix
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Barroom meetings one way St. Louis Beacon engages people where they really are  —  When the St. Louis Beacon launched three years ago, its staff made a conscious effort to get out into the community.  They wanted to engage with readers not just online, but in person — at museums, coffee shops and hipster bars.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
The Travel Channel Invests $7.5 Million in Oyster.com  —  The Travel Channel may inspire a viewer to book a weekend on Martha's Vineyard or a getaway to Monaco.  But when that trip is taken, the transaction fees wind up in some other pocket.  —  Now the channel, owned by Scripps Networks …
 
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From Techmeme:

Nick Robins-Early / The Guardian:
Insurer Parametrix estimates that the global outage sparked by CrowdStrike's faulty update will cost US Fortune 500 companies, excluding Microsoft, $5.4B

Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft unveils Bing generative search, which shows AI-generated answers with the sources used to create them, currently available to a small subset of users

Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
Around 500 World of Warcraft workers vote to unionize with the CWA, bringing the number of unionized US gaming employees at Microsoft to around 1,750

 
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